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to him. there was no indication he was going to kill a law enforcement officer. >>> judge agreed to resign. 58-year-old judge paul seeman is accused of stealing a million and a half dollars from his neighbor. ktvu channel 2 news was the first to report this story. he has been on leave since he was arrested last june but he continued to get his salary. he is facing 32 felony charges, 12 counts of perjury, elder theft and grand theft and unauthorized disclosure of information. >>> vacant store fronts are a problem for san jose. ktvu's robert handa is in downtown where a quick fix could pave the way to a permanent solution there. robert? >> reporter: that's right. we are at a building that is usually empty but as you can see it is bustling. this activity is part of san jose's plan to get rid of the economic and image related problems that come with vacant buildings. >> reporter: the chef is whipping up dishes for a crowd of people in downtown san jose. this stretch doesn't usually see much traffic because of all the vacant buildings so today they launched start up san jose, to attra
a leading role in a decision to challenge voter id laws in texas and south carolina that could restrict minority voting rights. >>> several protesters and postal workers gathered in front of the national postal forum in san francisco today. many are upset about the postal service letting go of jobs and even closing post offices. ktvu's brian flores is outside one of the historic post offices slated to close with both sides of the controversy. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. many postal workers say they are upset because their livelihoods are in danger, not only their jobs or pay may be reduced but historical post offices may close. meantime postal officials have attended the conference to generate new business despite paying millions of dollars to attend. >> but it must say important. >> speaking in front of hundreds of postal vendors, postmaster general patrick donahoe is looking toward technology to lead the postal service in the future. >> we think there is still plenty of growth opportunities because it's the most direct
. the woman's sun in law came out of the -- son-in-law came out of the house to try to help her and one of the suspects shot and killed him. they drove off in a dark colored sedan. a long-time neighbor says she's never seen violence there. >> bikes, strollers, babies, dogs. >> surprised to hear this. >> sad, sad for the family. >> the 33-year-old victim lived in alameda and his name has not yet been released. this is that city's second homicide of the year. >>> it is a story we've been following for months. oakland's ongoing battle with crime and the efforts to make the city safer. we have good news on crime stats and how citizens are stepping up to help police. >> reporter: oakland police chief says he's doing the best he has with what he has. one new tool is more officers out on the street. another is embedded in the neighborhood. inside this church, oakland's mayor addressed 75 people in an open forum about crime this morning. police chief howard jordan says his department has seen a shift in east oakland. shootings dropped nearly 30%, homicides but 42%. he pointed to the arrests thr
played a leading role in a decision to challenge voter id laws in texas and south carolina that could restrict minority voting rights. >>> several protesters and postal workers gathered in front of the national postal forum in san francisco today. many are upset about the postal service letting go of jobs and even closing post offices. ktvu's brian flores is outside one of the historic post offices slated to close with both sides of the controversy. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. many postal workers say they are upset because their livelihoods are in danger, not only their jobs or pay may be reduced but historical post offices may close. meantime postal officials have attended the conference to generate new business despite paying millions of dollars to attend. >> but it must say important. >> speaking in front of hundreds of postal vendors, postmaster general patrick donahoe is looking toward technology to lead the postal service in the future. >> we think there is still plenty of growth opportunities because it's the most direct way to reach a customers eye
to the aid of his mother-in-law during an attack near regatta way. a woman was unloading her car when she was approached by one ever two suspects who tried to rob her. police say the woman's son-in-law came out to help and he was shot. >> baby strollers, dogs, just a place you want to live in. >> reporter: surprised to hear they? >> very surprised and i'm sad for the family. >> reporter: the 33-year-old victim lived in alameda. his name has not yet been released. this san leandro's first homicide of the year. >>> a san josi man wanting in the stack death of his ex- girlfriend may be on the run to mexico. juan ram raze stabbed cruzes-gonsalez near downtown san josi. the suspect managed to evade a door-to-door search. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 196 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one. >>> san francisco firefighters say an early morning fire at a downtown restaurant may have been deliberately set. crews got to the 7 pleasures california grill on commercial street at 2:15 this morning. thick smoke rose into the buildings above and investigators are trying to
to hang people for it, now they just get a slap on the wrist. the proposed change to a law that california ranchers were wrangling over today. >>> today is national ag day. one state law maker using this day to introduce a new bill that would make tougher penalties for cattle rustling. ken pritchett is live in liver more. he talked to one cattle owner who has been hit hard by he's. >> reporter: not too long ago cattle rustlers took two heifers. nobody was caught. thigh are animals that are accustomed to people. it likely wasn't difficult when cattle rustlers made off with a dozen of them. >> those animals were worth well over $22,000 on that day. >> reporter: we talked with ranch owner by phone. he says the heifers were a month away from dropping calves. $22,000 doesn't even covert loss. >> worth many times that if you consider the number of calves they will produce. >> reporter: the value of cattle has gone up by as many as 50% in recent years, making theft more tempting and the consequences if caught are light. frank has a bill to change that. >> the people convicted of stealing will sta
and bike riders. highway patrol officers say gone up. they will target motorcyclists breaking traffic laws on the sunday morning ride. they will also look for bicyclists who don't stop at stop signs or let drivers pass. >>> this upcoming week holds two major traffic changes for bay area commuters. first one is on the peninsula. after seven years and if more than $400 million a project helped to protect san mateo drivers is almost open to traffic. tomorrow people plan to father at devils slide to celebrate two new tunnels between pacifica and month terra that will let drivers bypass an area that is known for mud and rock slides and on tuesday it will open to the public. it's the first highway tunnel bill in california for more than 50 years. the other big thing this week is that right there. that is the golden gate bridge. for drivers this means four new ways of paying the tolls. the first and the easiest option is fast track. there is also pay as you go. that option requires you to set up an account with your license plate and credit card numbers. the third option is to make a one-time pay
for the public. the justices are not expected to rule on either case until june but one law expert we spoke with says recent public opinion and polling that favors gay marriage could have weight with the justices. she also believes the justices may come to a compromise, even portions of doma may be struck down. >> i think it will be appealing for conservatives on the court because it's a question of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same
much negative behavior. we talk about it. we complain about it. but yet we need to support our law enforcement. >> reporter: this is not the only area looking for help. the angels are coming to his district this weekend to help clean up. in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more solo drivers are buying their way into express lanes. that's helping to raise cash. the highway 237 to interstate 880 express lane generated $900,000 in the first year. or about $300,000 more than projected. transportation planners are considering several new express lanes by 2015. >>> it's taken five years but today san francisco-based twitter received its patent. the tech website says the u.s. patent and trademark office granted twitter's founders a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of servi
complain about it. but yet we need to support our law enforcement. >> reporter: this is not the only area looking for help. the angels are coming to his district this weekend to help clean up. in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more solo drivers are buying their way into express lanes. that's helping to raise cash. the highway 237 to interstate 880 express lane generated $900,000 in the first year. or about $300,000 more than projected. transportation planners are considering several new express lanes by 2015. >>> it's taken five years but today san francisco-based twitter received its patent. the tech website says the u.s. patent and trademark office granted twitter's founders a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of services for nearly all customers in california. the upgr
councilmembers broke the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what that was money for? >> just so he can get whatever he wants from the city's approval. >> how
the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what that was money for? >> just so he can get whatever he wants from the city's approval. >> how do you thi
bills. >> that is agriculture, law enforcement, search and rescue, border patrol, coast guard... >> they are requiring law enforcement to require permits. they estimate the unmanned drone business could be worth $34 billion over the next few years. >>> ben bernanke is announcing the feds will continue to hold interest rates right where they are. they are likely to continue their debate on the cost of jaun tatetive easing -- quantitative easing and he will hold his conference shortly after 11:00 our time. >>> they could see twin kiss back on the shelves. they are paying $410 million for the brand-name recipes and 5 factories. it is up to the new owners to hire back the former hostess workers. >>> a former study links sugars to death. they have linked 180,000 deaths and of that number, 2 5,000 were americans. the data comes from the american beverage association but the story is more about sensationalism than science. >>> it is going to cost you a quarter to get paper bags in santa cruz. a countywide charge of 25 cents per gay bag is set to gush per bag is set to go into effect
, unmanned drones have many practical uses. they have introduced two bills. >> that is agriculture, law enforcement, search and rescue, border patrol, coast guard... >> they are requiring law enforcement to require permits. they estimate the unmanned drone business could be worth $34 billion over the next few years. >>> ben bernanke is announcing the feds will continue to hold interest rates right where they are. they are likely to continue their debate on the cost of jaun tatetive easing -- quantitative easing and he will hold his conference shortly after 11:00 our time. >>> they could see twin kiss back on the shelves. they are paying $410 million for the brand-name recipes and 5 factories. it is up to the new owners to hire back the former hostess workers. >>> a former study links sugars to death. they have linked 180,000 deaths and of that number, 2 5,000 were americans. the data comes from the american beverage association but the story is more about sensationalism than science. >>> it is going to cost you a quarter to get paper bags in santa c
is the mac-10. ak-47. >> reporter: better suited for a war zone than the streets. >> law enforcement's worse nightmare is coming across these weapons. >> they collected 600 unwanted guns, including 17 assault weapons during a gun buy back program. >> you wonder where they have been lying around. probably not in gun safes. not with trigger locks on them. >> reporter: he says the county paid out $60,000 at the most recent event, between 1-$200. >> i talk to gun store owners who say it doesn't work. flat out. what do you think? >> i think that, first of all, i want to say i support, you know, the ordinary course of commerce, what owners are doing, we are not trying to compete with them. >> reporter: selling the guns back to a store would require a back ground check and a 10 day wait. >> reporter: he says he was so happy with the results he is going to suggest making plans for future gun buy backs. live in san jose, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> five people are planning to run for the board of supervisors seat left vacant. he pleaded guilty to misleading taxpayer money. she is one of
phones. >> reporter: under federal law, it's legal for police to search cell phones, but it has not been tested under california law. >> when the phone is searched, it's not just a privacy of the person who is arrested that's violated. >> reporter: experts say the legal battle is being fought across the nation. >> every jurisdiction has cases on this. some cases say cell phones are protected without a search warrant all the time. some cases say they're never protected. some cases say they're protected if it's password protection, but not if it isn't. >> reporter: i called the san francisco police department and the city attorney office, both offices said they had no comment. the city does have 30 days to respond to this lawsuit. >>> on wall street, the dow jones reached another all-time high. the dow closed at 14,511. nasdaq gained 25 points. the rally was fueled by the federal reserve saying it will keep interest rates low until unemployment falls further. >> so i think an important criteria would be not just the improvement that we've seen, but is this going to be sustained for a numbe
. he says he never broke the law. >> a thousands a week. paid my rent. ate. >> reporter: did you give it to city counsel members? larry reid? >> no. >> reporter: larry reid denied the allegations. we heard from him in the last 30 minutes. here is what he had to say. >> really mind-boggling that someone can say that because they are in a relationship with someone else that they paid me $50,000 because i wanted to retire. i never took a freakin' time. >> reporter: we are still gathering more reaction to the story and putting that together for tonight at 10:00 p.m. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> an audit of two city counsel members, inluding larry reid alleges they abused their power. they released the report today listing a dozen violations by city counsel members oakland councilwoman desley brooks and larry reid. the auditor accuses them of using their power to influence the bidding process for the clean up at the army base. >> the law was broken here. the report wasn't done in the open. >> she says they are clear. city counsel members with only appropriate funds. they deny a
this will be a challenge. other law enforcement agencies helping you out to try to find where this vehicle might be that is responsible? >> we broadcasted to other agencies in the area to be on the look out for vehicles with fresh is traffic damage. >> reporter: we're told body is in the number three lane. only one lane is open. can you give me an estimate when you think all the rest of the lanes will open? >> coroner should be here approximately 4:45. we're wrapping up our measurements so around 5:15 or as soon as possible. >> reporter: thank you for information. we'll continue to be out here monitoring this situation. again, waiting for the coroner to arrive and only the fast lane opened here on 280. reporting live in san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco police are looking for a man they say attacked a teenage girl and her mother. that happened when she tried to board a muni bus. ktvu channel 2 reporter claudine wong is in the district with a description of the suspect and what may have provoked the attack. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, pam. th
to include restaurants. officials say the goal of the law here is to keep plastic bags off of beaches to prevent polluting month ray bay. >>> governor jerry brown says he's come up with one way for courts to justify set budget cuts. california courts would charge $10 for each public record search. resulting in fewer courtrooms in use an higher fees. opponents say that such a move would restrict access to files the public has a right to view. >>> the u.s. senate passed a spending bill that will keep the government open through the end of september. it locks in $85 billion in spending cuts from the recent sequester. those will mean furloughs and cut backs. the measure goes to the house which is expected to approve it tomorrow then send it to president obama to prevent a government shutdown next week. >>> a bay area boy scout council has become the first in the country to call for the boy scouts to drop its policy banning openly gay adults and youth. a recent survey conducted by the council found that 65% of respondents wanted current membership polic
is expected in monterey county now the law sets claim -- lawsuits claim they have bad medical care and poor mental health facilities. >>> this controversial idea involves poke and one said that bike plan would be a disaster for local businesses. >>> you were covering a crash last time, how is that looking? >> it is looking okay and fortunately there are no major injuries and usually when a car flips over and rolls over a few times, the person just got out and stayed out of the car, it was a nice miracle and traffic is looking well. 880 looks good as you head out to the mcarthur maze and when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it is looking good but it looks a touch lighter than usual because of that crash upstream on carlson. now again it just surprises me nobody was injured and there is still a mess coming in from panola richmond let's go to steve. >>> already, thank -- all right thank you sal. weekend looks good, mostly sunny mild maybe even warmer by sunday and we have a weak system coming in and this looks like a one and a half and done, but the main area of dynamics that will not af
are not expected to rule on either case until june but one law expert we spoke with says recent public opinion and polling that favors gay marriage could have weight with the justices. she also believes the justices may come to a compromise, even portions of doma may be struck down. >> i think it will be appealing for conservatives on the court because it's a question of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same marriage. the supporters could be found to lack standing. some leg
is expected in monterey county now the law sets claim -- lawsuits claim they have bad medical care and poor mental health facilities. >>> this controversial idea involves poke and one said that bike plan would be a disaster for local businesses. >>> you were covering a crash last time, how is that looking? >> it is looking okay and fortunately there are no major injuries and usually when a car flips over and rolls over a few times, the person just got out and stayed out of the car, it was a nice miracle and traffic is looking well. 880 looks good as you head out to the mcarthur maze and when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it is looking good but it looks a touch lighter than usual because of that crash upstream on carlson. now again it just surprises me nobody was injured and there is still a mess coming in from panola richmond let's go to steve. >>> already, thank -- all right thank you sal. weekend looks good, mostly sunny mild maybe even warmer by sunday and we have a weak system coming in and this looks like a one and a half and done, bu
is that law enforcement is not standing alone. >> reverend george cummings joins the chief on calling meetings with gang leaders urging them to stop the violence. 38 new police officers have just joined the force. part of the first police academy graduation in four years. >>> lowe's is being accused of discrimination in san francisco. they opened a store on bay shore boulevard in 2010. the chronicle is reporting six current and former employees are filed a lawsuit in superior court. they sailors hired minority employees to agree with the city to allow the store to be built. they say management fired employees once the store opened. lowe's declined comment but insisted it's in full compliance with city regulations and agreements. >>> a mock plane crash in the bay area helped dogs sharpen their search and rescue skills. they built this training facility. this is the shell ridge open space area in walnut creek. now the dogs were sent out in search of pretend plane crash victims that were equipped with everything from fake flood. the goal is to trai
21st. that doesn't happen. here's your trivia for today. the last time law makers got the budget done on time was 1994 and only reason it happened that year i remember well. democrats got all their work done and out of town fast. they were worried about losing in the elections. didn't matter. the vote is going on right now to finish up the budget for this year. that should be approved. it embraces those automatic budget cuts. but it does give the military, the boarder patrol, the fbi, nasa and a few other agencies a bit more wiggle room and move money around within their budget. that's just about to get approved. it was voted on and approved last night. >> so those are some of the winners getting the wiggle room. what about the losers? there's problems apparently for the faa. >> reporter: yeah, the faa, there was an effort to amend the bill, this budget bill to move money around within the faa budget so over 200 different air traffic control towers at smaller airports would not have to be shut down as soon as april the 7th. for whatever reason it was never really delineated and explai
there are plenty antivandalism laws on the books but not enough enforcement and only two city crews designated for cleanup. >>> the city of concord says the high cost has it considering the move to imbed electronic devices on street lamps. vallejo began using it two years ago. the arrests of suspected copper thieves spike. >> we get a message that the wire is being removed, and it's literally moving, and we get notification. pd gets notification, and they go after it. >> concord says it has spent more than a million dollars repairing and replacing copper wiring since $2,007. kocher wiring is worth about a pound at salvage yards. >>> oakland police met the press today to go over a mrn for a new community policing strategy. police want to divide the city to five districts, each led by a captain required to meet regularly with the neighborhood advisory board. the police department accepts applications and then will pick who sits on the advisory board. there's no word when this new sum is expected to be in place. >>> march madness is under construction here at hp pavilion. great fun for the funs b
, but we're relying on everyone, not just law enforcement. >> some of the drivers who stopped to help had to be comforted by the chp because they were traumatized by the scene. police have no leads. they've asked people to come forward with the information. if you know anything, please call this number. it's too early to know who the deceased is, what the age of the person was, and what they were doing on the freeway. we know there was some possibly homeless encampments around here. not sure if this peshwas homeless. that's just pure speculation. cal tran is here. they're waiting for more crews to come out here so they can clean up what's left of the accident on the runway. again, it's metal debris body fluid. this has been majorly affecting traffic. for more on that, we go to sal. >> thank you very much. as you said, the traffic in the area is beginning to slow down. i want to show you a map of the area and how you may want to get around. you probably already know. southbound 280 to northbound 880 to southbound 101 is a pretty decent way to go. there's not a lot of traffic in this area.
to break the law, this is the city charter and we sign on to upheld this when we take our oath. >> we caught up with them, who denied the allegations and questioned her motives. >> what was the view from our office. time will tell, but the information that she has provided is that. >> okay. >> okay. >> her whole focus is just on the two african american members of the -- of the council. >> we got to make change. >> reid would not say he was targeted because of his race, he did say it was coincidental and interesting only he and brooks were named in this report. ruby also found that brooks interfered with city workers in her efforts to get two teen centers built, one was the rainbow teen center, the other the rec center blocks away in oakland. reid was only kreutzed for contract interference and his aid was found to have pressured parking officials into waving her parking tickets. ruby said the findings were so serious she turned this information over to the alameda county district attorney's office. we called them. they have not had a chance to review the documents, we did however get
-- resulting in a $2 million contract. >> may we ever justify that it's okay to break the law, that'll never happen. >> time will tell, but the information she's provided isn't accurate. >> employees were coerced. there was undue influence and the report documents that. >>> read told us he found it ironic only the african-american council members were cited but says he responded to the audit tor. >> he says the staff propoedzed a $6 million contract to a business outside the city without a competitive bid process. >> he says he only wanted to level the playing field. >> but in no way that i direct staff to issue an rfp to benefit a company. >>> council and the administration have to work to make sure everybody understands where the lines are. >> this first ever audit covers three years between 2009 and 2012. >> in oakland, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details on another investigation linked to councilman reed. ktvu news has obtained a report from a private investigator, including claims that the owner of urban recycling paid a consultant a thousand dollar a week. the investi
's part of a larger global law enforcement tweet-athon involving close to 30,000 police officers in the country. >> reporter: it has been a very, very long time but, the tom lantos tunnels are named after the beloved congressman who fought tooth and nail to fund this project. now the twin devil slides tunnels are done now, they will begin operating sometime on monday maybe tuesday. $440million two of the most earthquake resistant tunnels on earth. the high tech tunnels, 4,200 feet long each have features and are adorned to make them works of art as well. for the last business the linda mar ace business center and businesses on both sides the tupls approve 17 years ago will be at long last -- the tunnels approved 17 years ago will be at long last a reliability god send. >> we don't have to worry about it being shut down for six months. where he got a good lesson of what percentage of our customers come from south of the slide. >> reporter: highway 1 is not just a local road it is a major highway that feeds money into dozens of communities. a the tunnel is fully open late monday ea
at law enforcement. >> we don't just arrest people. we go to a variety of different calls that are both interesting and exciting. >> reporter: this is the third virtual ride along. but for the first time ever they are joining more than 200 police departments across the world logging on for 24-hour tweet-a-thon. this say google look at the cities involved. >> i have a 14-year-old daughter who spend ace lot of her time on social media. it is funny, me, her dad, is doing this as part of my work. >> you need help getting to the car? >> reporter: for this sergeant twitter is another way to show the department's human side. in 140 characters it is not always easy to tack on a lesson. >> the trick is to bind that with great public safety information so not only are we gathering interesting but providing service to the public at the same time. >> reporter: he tells us all bay area departments are trying to adapt quickly to the changing role of social media and how it will play a key part in investigating and solving crime. >> it creates a different level of accountability. there is a lot of
that would have curbed union spending on elections. california law requires contributors to state initiatives to be publicly disclosed. >>> most babies are fed solid food too soon. 98% of mothers say they give their baby's solid food before the age of six-hundredths. doctors recommend against solid food for at least six months because it's hard to digest. early introduction has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and sill yak disease. >>> starting next monday police across the state will be cracking down on drivers using their cell phones. statewide police issued more than 425,000 tickets for people talking on hand held devices last year. they also write another 21,000 citations for texting while driving. both of those activities have been illegal for five years now. the crack down will continue through april. >> i'm not distracted i'm paying close attention to sal. he knows what is happening on 880. >>> that is right. we've been looking at that. right now the traffic is doing pretty well in oakland on 880 on 580 but we still are cleaning up an injury accident at the corner of 98th avenue and i
. law enforcement officers say they are the most worried about people texting and driving because you take your eyes off the road for longer periods of time. >> yes, you do. >>> 6:19 is the time. crash in san jose. how does that look? >> it's moving to the shoulder, pam and dave. northbound 101 at allen rock. it was in the lanes for a bit. it's moving to the shoulder. we don't need anything at all on 101. northbound 101 coming up from capital expressway. if you want to be ultra safe you can use 85 and 880. i don't think there will be a major deal. there are no injuries reported in this crash. 101 looking pretty good. and across the bay the traffic time between 238 and mowry is 13 minutes. that is probably the best you will do. it will start to get filled in. right now it does look good. let's go out to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's backed up for a 20 minute delay. the metering lights went on 20 minutes ago. speaking of the city northbound and southbound 101 looking good. at 6:20 let's go to steve. >>> combination of low and high clouds and a westerly breeze. a little cooler pattern
spending on elections. california law requires contributors to state initiatives to be publicly disclosed. >>> most babies are fed solid food too soon. 98% of mothers say they give their baby's solid food before the age of six-hundredths. doctors recommend against solid food for at least six months because it's hard to digest. early introduction has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and sill yak disease. >>> starting next monday police across the state will be cracking down on drivers using their cell phones. statewide police issued more than 425,000 tickets for people talking on hand held devices last year. they also write another 21,000 citations for texting while driving. both of those activities have been illegal for five years now. the crack down will continue through april. >> i'm not distracted i'm paying close attention to sal. he knows what is happening on 880. >>> that is right. we've been looking at that. right now the traffic is doing pretty well in oakland on 880 on 580 but we still are cleaning up an injury accident at the cor
for a war zone than the streets. >> law enforcement's worse nightmare is coming across these weapons. >> they collected 600 unwanted guns, including 17 assault weapons during a gun buy back program. >> you wonder where they have been lying around. probably not in gun safes. not with trigger locks on them. >> reporter: he says the county paid out $60,000 at the most recent event, between 1-$200. >> i talk to gun store owners who say it doesn't work. flat out. what do you think? >> i think that, first of all, i want to say i support, you know, the ordinary course of commerce, what owners are doing, we are not trying to compete with them. >> reporter: selling the guns back to a store would require a back ground check and a 10 day wait. >> reporter: he says he was so happy with the results he is going to suggest making plans for future gun buy backs. live in san jose, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> five people are planning to run for the board of supervisors seat left vacant. he pleaded guilty to misleading taxpayer money. she is one of the
devices last year. they also issued another 21,000 tickets for texting while driving. law enforcement officers say they are the most worried about people texting and driving because you take your eyes off the road for longer periods of time. >> yes, you do. >>> 6:19 is the time. crash in san jose. how does that look? >> it's moving to the shoulder, pam and dave. northbound 101 at allen rock. it was in the lanes for a bit. it's moving to the shoulder. we don't need anything at all on 101. northbound 101 coming up from capital expressway. if you want to be ultra safe you can use 85 and 880. i don't think there will be a major deal. there are no injuries reported in this crash. 101 looking pretty good. and across the bay the traffic time between 238 and mowry is 13 minutes. that is probably the best you will do. it will start to get filled in. right now it does look good. let's go out to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's backed up for a 20 minute delay. the metering lights went on 20 minutes ago. speaking of the city northbound and southbound 101 loo
searching for him but they did not find him. >>> law enforcement agencies are trying to figure out if a shootout with deputies in texas could be linked to the killing of a colorado state prison chief. it started yesterday afternoon ending with the death of a colorado prison inmate who was out on parole. the man's car had colorado license plates and matched the description. >> he did his job quietly and intently. he cared deeply about his staff and his family and the community. >> one officer was injured in the shootout. authorities say a runner outside of clements home at the time of the shooting may be a key witness in the case. >>> we are learning more about the man that killed a chp officer. 36-year-old christopher lacy shot officer young symptom. we know lacy was diagnosissed with bipolar disorder. police say he was a loaner that expressed antigovernment views but we may never get an exact motive for last years shooting. >>> the fight over reward money could heat up. $1.2million is up for grabs but there are several people who say they're t
for the need for new privacy laws. some government agencies including cal fire have permission to fly unmanned reconnaissance vehicles. as many as 7500 civilian drones will be cleared to fly within the next 5 years. >> they're flying smart phones. i think once private industry gets their ands on these we'll see great wonders. we'll never get there unless we place limits. >> reporter: more hearings are expected next month. >>> palo alto police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman. david yi of san jose arranged for a meeting with a woman at the grass slipper inn after seeing an online ad for a massage. when the woman arrived police say he pulled out a knife and then robbed and assaulted her. detectives working the case say they recognize the suspect and took him into custody. >>> coming up in 2 minutes, testing the limits of free speech. controversial ads are all set to appear on bay area buses. >>> the push for tougher punishment for a crime that used to be a hangable offense. a ranch has had cattle stolen from him. >>> good ev
after they said she should be in court and said she does not understand california's laws. >>> they are making government records more accessible and they are aimed at helping people find building permits and even abandoned homes. >> there is this perception that the underclass in oakland is not using the internet when in fact they do. >> it is part of a international mall project code to make it more accessible. it will give fans a searches for empty seats and engulfs them -- and gives them options to upgrade their seats and this app has not been set yet. >> sal knows all about the morning commute, 208 and everything else -- 280 and everything else. >> i am the real person doing this for you and traffic is doing well on most commutes and we are getting busy as many commutes begin to
there are plenty of anti vandalism laws on the books but a lack of enforcement and just two city crews to do all the clean up. >>> state officials voted to issue $8.6 billion in bonds for the high speed rail project it is to link northern and southern california with trains. they want to sell $2.5 billion of the bonds construction is set to begin on the first segment in central valley this summer. opponents of the high speed rail project filed a new lawsuit in an effort to stop construction. it argue it is agent is misleading voterthe project is misguided and unfeasible. they claim the project approved in 2008 is drastically different than the one currently in the works. >>> two men indited for a scheme to funnel $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the former ceo of california public employees retirement system and former board member, of fabricating documents that tricked people into paying $20 million in fees to the firm apollo they are facing fraud, obstruction of justice and other charges the sec also sued them last year. >>> los angeles jury heard opening statements. he started usi
on the agreement to overhaul the immigration laws. hall would like to incorporate some of his ideas. a new study ends up in the hands of smugglers. now according to the trans border institute, all u.s. gun sales are taking firearms to mexico. an average of 200 firearms ended up in the u.s. and they will be available next weekend. >>> they have a buy back and saturday's event starts at the airport in east hand hose. -- san jose. they will get $200 for each assault weapon. >>> they are still facing a real possibility to shut down in june. they are moving ahead in search of a new chancellor. they need to begin searching for candidates and the board is termed unfinished business as it fights to stay alive. they did not fix leadership and financial planning. well the mta is meeting about a taxi app. they may soon provide realtime information about wear their cabs are and when they will be available. they can take that information to connect people with the nearest available cab. right now it is challenging on special events and nights. if they approve this idea, the app could be available by the sum
gays are facing while under islamic law >> what she's doing is trying to portray muslims and arabs as all being antigay >> they have to run the ads because of freedom of speech. >>> a new survey finds fewer than half of likely california voters support the high-speed rail project at the current price tag. the poll finds 43% of likely voters who were interviewed say 52% supported a bond measure. back then, the cost estimate was $34 billion. >>> a retired sergeant is spear heading a proposal. they asked him to step down. the press democrat says that the recall comes after the district attorney that found he lied about a 2008 incident where he shot at a man holding a can of pepper spray. >>> three oakland charter schools will be closed this year even after they cut ties. they found evidence that he funneled $4 million in school funding to businesses. the three americans point out they have some of the highest test scores in the district. they beg to keep the schools open but the board rejected their request. >>> a new bakery is opening and people are lining up to get their hands on th
yesterday. elkins is considered an adult under georgia law. >> the senseless killing of a young child and it appears perpetrated by children themselves. >> the police chief in brunswick, georgia, said his department is still investigating the motive and searching for a weapon. >>> the search for a gunman on the university of arizona campus has been called off. tucson police got a 911 call yesterday about a man with a rifle in the administration building. officers he vac you waited students and searched the campus but officials say they did not find anyone or anything suspicious in the area. >>> a plan to shut down dozens of schools in chicago is now prompting accusations of racism. the vice president the chicago teachers union isn't holding back her outrage over the plan to close 53 schools. she says the closures would disproportionately affect african-american students in the nation's third largest public school district. >> this policy is racist, it's classless. >> you are being called a racist. >> no, i think i'm caring about those african-american latino kids bitaking these action
necessary. it implies that they cover it and that the law should be toughened. >>> thousands of diehard runners pounded the pavement at the running festival. this and wall event is gaining momentum in the running world. the first group of runners left the starting line near snow park at 7:30 this morning. >> i am not from the bay area but for me it was a great way to see all of oakland for the first time you know on the streets. >> the oakland festival had events for every skill level. including a half marathon and a fun run for the kids and it took just over two and a half hours for winners of the full marathon to cross the finish line. >> on the women's side devon set a new event record. >> it is so satisfying. i don't think there is anything more satisfying than the competition in june. >> more than 9,000 runners took part and the organizers say this event has been steadily growing in popularity. >> annual increases have been 50% every year and we are really pleased with those numbers. >> this is only the 4th year of the event. >> this marathon gives oakland a chance to put its best
would become -- constitutional rights, same-sex marriage would become law. or they could decide states will decide. while those results are not clear cut, some legal experts think the lower court rulings would stand allowing same-sex couples to marry in california. >>> david stevenson will have live reports throughout the day. we will go in-depth on the case and gauge reaction from washington, d.c. to the bay area. >>> bay area postal workers fight to keep saturday delivery. where they say cuts could be made instead. >>> in pursuit, the charges a driver now faces after leading two police agencies on a high speed chase down 101. >>> and the celebrations for the opening of the -- tunnel. >>> a rally today in san francisco to stop plans to cut saturday mail delivery. ann rubin spoke to upset postal workers fighting to keep their jobs and service. >> reporter: today they weren't delivering mail, these letters carriers were delivering a message. >> we need six day delivery. >> reporter: right now that sixth day or saturday mail delivery is in jeopardy. now this. >> a lot of the carriers a
controversial law in arizona. right, jamie? >> reporter: right, in fact, i just walked past the supreme court coming in. there was a pretty healthy crowd in line waiting to see the case, which started a few minutes ago. basically, this law was approved in arizona in 2004. it says that if you are going to register to court, you have to -- vote, you have to show documents to prove you are a u.s. citizen. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem? >> reporter: i find the answer is a l
of anti vandalism laws on the books but a lack of enforcement and just two city crews to do all the clean up. >>> state officials voted to issue $8.6 billion in bonds for the high speed rail project it is to link northern and southern california with trains. they want to sell $2.5 billion of the bonds construction is set to begin on the first segment in central valley this summer. opponents of the high speed rail project filed a new lawsuit in an effort to stop construction. it argue it is agent is misleading voterthe project is misguided and unfeasible. they claim the project approved in 2008 is drastically different than the one currently in the works. >>> two men indited for a scheme to funnel $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the former ceo of california public employees retirement system and former board member, of fabricating documents that tricked people into paying $20 million in fees to the firm apollo they are facing fraud, obstruction of justice and other charges the sec also sued them last year. >>> los angeles jury heard opening statements. he started using the nam
as a bipartisan group of senators gets closer now toen a agreement on overhauling the nation's immigration laws. senator paul says he expects to support that bill but he wants to insert some of his ideas. >>> the dominican republic will take on puerto rico in the world baseball classic championship tonight at at&t park. ♪ >> fans parked the park yesterday and watched the dominican team defeat the netherlands, 4-1. fans said baseball is part of their national identity. puerto rico defeated team sauce to make it to the finals. game time for san francisco is 5:00. >>> march madness begins this week. it's coming soon to san jose. the ncaa regulation basketball court is one of the final steps needed to get hp pavilion ready for the regional in san jose and local business owners are also gearing up for busy days. >> it will be much bigger than any sort of event. typically will be -- typically it will be bigger than a sharks game. cal is set to play unvl on thursday. and then the st. mary's gaels will play middle tenny state. >>> twitter is offering a fitting way to stay in touch with the basketball
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